The Chicago Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check in the Austin (15th) District at 5440 W. Madison. The Roadside Safety Check will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th, 2015 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September, 2015.
During roadside safety checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations as noted below.
“This program is conducted year round to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” said Superintendent, Garry F. McCarthy. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the city streets safe for Chicago’s residents and commuters.”
The Roadside Safety Check conducted in the Deering (9th) District on August 28 – 29, 2015 resulted in the following:
Driving Under the Influence 7
Driver’s License Violations 14
Unsafe Vehicle Violations 9
Insurance Violations 11
Traffic Violations (Other) 11
Total Citations 52
Other Arrests 0
Vehicles Towed 11